INVASION OF PRIVACY

The Appellate Division recently ruled on a case involving alleged privacy violations. An office building owner with common bathrooms was sued after it was discovered that cameras secretly recorded the sink and stall areas.

The Court wrote : ”Here, defendants deployed a highly invasive, intentionally clandestine video surveillance system in bathrooms intended to serve the occupants and visitors of this office complex.”

The Court sited both common law as well as a statute, NJSA 2A:58D-1a, for a definition of the invasion of privacy which includes conduct that “strikes directly at the personhood of the plaintiff,” or aggrieved party. See Patricia Soliman vs Kushner Co’s, et al (Appellate Division)

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